GHSHC: Try a New Healthy Recipe {Check-In}

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I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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Hello, hello! Just popping in for a quick week 3 check-in for the Get Healthy, Stay Healthy Challenge!

How’d things go with trying a new healthy recipe this week? Did we find some winners?! Please feel free to share links/recipes in the comment section. I would love to see what you guys enjoyed this week!

My new healthy recipes from this week:

Maple-Cranberry-Almond Protein Oatmeal

Creamy Chipotle Cheddar Veggies

I really loved both of these recipes and definitely plan to keep them in my regular rotation!

Here are a few pics from today”¦

This morning, I went to a 60-minute spinning class at Cycle Life Studio with my friends Kerrie and Marisa. (A big THANKS to those of you who told me about the Groupon!) The class was great, and I have a feeling spinning will become a new favorite workout of mine in the coming months as my belly grows. Spinning is awesome of pregnant ladies! FYI: Cycle Life Studio just opened last week, so they are offering your first class for free!

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After spinning, the three of us stopped at Marylou’s for iced coffees. I went with Maple Crunch with a splash of soy milk. Delish!

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When I got home, I whipped up a batch of green juice. I didn’t have time to make it this morning, so my day actually felt a little off until I had some!

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Lunch was a turkey burger with garlic & herb Laughing Cow cheese, arugula, and tomato slices with a little bit of salt and pepper.

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I also ate a million sweet potato wedges with ketchup. (Ketchup on everything!!!) I cooked 3 sweet potatoes-worth of wedges and ate about 2/3 of them… with plenty of ketchup, obviously. Man, they’re good.

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This afternoon, I whipped up a batch of Creamy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Balls and, holy goodness, they’re incredible. The recipe will be on CNC next week!

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Question of the Day

What new healthy recipe(s) did you try this week? Please share with us!



  1. i’ve been eating sweet potato fries this week too, not a new recipe for me but so delicious! I’m trying to create some sort of sweet potato lentil burger so that will be a new healthy experiment. fingers crossed it doesn’t flop

  2. Spinning is definitely great during pregnancy. I spun up to my delivery. I went to my last class at 5 am friday morning and delivered Monday.

  3. I think I have mentioned, I teach spin part time and LOVE IT–perfect for anybody really, especially preggers!…………just make sure they don’t do weights and ride w/ little resistance like soul cycle does. its unsafe.

  4. I like to do roasted sweet potato slices at home and I can’t get enough! I finished the entire batch last time my mom made them and then she told me that was 2 sweet potatoes – oops! Haha

  5. I made your recipe for brussels sprouts with chicken sausage and laughing cow Herb and Garlic wedges, but I added a crapton of stuff to it. Clean out the fridge hash! I added some frozen kale, butternut squash, white beans and bacon to the original recipe, plus lots of garlic powder, red pepper flakes and bacon salt. Amazing!
    I also followed the link to your Glamour recipe (so cool, congrats!) and discovered a bunch of new healthy bloggers that I had never followed, so I wrote down a bunch of recipes from their sites that I can’t wait to try! Have been working 7 days a week since right after Christmas, one more week to go…Then I’ll make more time for new recipes!

  6. My healthy recipe for the week is Jamie Eason’s Italian Turkey Burger. It is off the charts good!
    Italian Turkey Burger – Makes 8 burgers
    2 pkgs 93/7 ground turkey
    4 medium zucchini, grated (use your cheese grater and keep the juice too)
    1/2 tsp salt
    1 tsp garlic powder
    1 tsp oregano
    1 tsp black pepper
    2 tsp dried basil
    2 tsp onion powder


    Set broiler on high, arrange rack so burgers will be about 2″ from the heat.

    In a large bowl, combine everything and shape into 8 patties. Be careful not to over mix because it will make the meat tougher. Mixture is really moist so for easier clean up, use a foil lined baking sheet, prepped with non-stick spray.

    Place burgers in oven and broil for 7 minutes. Carefully flip each burger and continue to broil for 7 minutes on the other side.

    *These make great meatballs too! Make with spaghetti squash or zucchini spaghetti for a low carb meal.
    144 calories, 1 g fat, 3.5 g carbs, 27.6 g protein

    To watch the cooking video go to this link below

  7. I really need to try spinning. The oatmeal chocolate chip balls look really good!

    I actually made up a recipe! I was trying to think of what I had at home and realized we had some fresh mozzarella and pesto that needed to be used. So when I came home, I pounded some chicken breasts to thin them out, put some cheese and pesto in the middle, rolled them up (used toothpicks to keep them rolled), put a little more pesto in the outside, and cooked them in the oven. I couldn’t believe how good they ended up being!

  8. Looking forward to the recipe for Creamy oatmeal chocolate chip balls! I made guac this week but I added greek yogurt to it…and devoured the whole bowl! It was one avocado, dice red onion, minced garlic, cilantro, salt and yogurt..yummy in my tummy!

  9. I had on recipe fail and one not so bad. I happen to be on a sugar detox and both were “no sweet treats”;
    What happened to be a fail for me were truffels…very bitter.

    What was pretty good was a “nutty cinnamon cake”, it was okay until I put almond butter on a piece and then it became awesome.

  10. I ate oatmeal daily for about 10 years. Then when I became pregnant, I have no desire for it anymore. I haven’t had any since October. How do I start incorporating it again? What’s your favorite oatmeal recipe?

  11. You might have answered this before so sorry if it’s repetitive, but what kind of blender do you use for your green juice? Thanks!

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